DILLON, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Center for Horsemanship is planning a $2 million arena in Dillon.
The Montana Standard reports (http://bit.ly/21q4SNe ) that the arena, for which the center will break ground on Wednesday, will serve as a training ground for University of Montana-Western students studying natural horsemanship — a form of training based on understanding equine behavior.
A UMW spokesman says the university's horsemanship program is the only similar degree program in the country. He says students from across the country come to study in the program and its concentrations in management, psychology, science and instruction.
The horsemanship center, which already has 84 stalls, an indoor and outdoor arena, three pens and a maintenance barn, will gain 44 pens in addition to the new arena as part of the expansion.
Information from: The Montana Standard,http://www.mtstandard.com
Photo from the Montana Center for Horsemanship